NHRMC Home Care Receives Five-Star Rating for Quality Patient Care

June 01, 2017
WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that NHRMC Home Care has received a five-star rating, the highest quality rating available, from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

The five-star rating indicates NHRMC Home Care’s quality of patient care is well above the national average for home health agencies. CMS determines its ratings using nine measures of quality from timely start of care to acute care hospitalization. CMS published the ratings on its Home Health Compare website effective April 1.

“We are proud to be recognized as a five-star organization,” said Catherine Blankenship, RN, BSN, director of NHRMC Home Care. “This distinction is an honor that reflects our team’s dedication to providing patients the best care in the comfort of their home while reducing hospital stays.”

For more information on the CMS Rating visit www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare.

NHRMC Home Care, an affiliate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, has a strong reputation for providing high-quality, personal and compassionate care to its patients. NHRMC Home Care is accredited by the Joint Commission and the nurses, therapists and support staff offer services to people in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Duplin, Sampson, Onslow and Columbus counties. The home health program is part of New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s commitment to offering more health care services in the community. Not only is the program more convenient for the patient, it provides more continuity of care, which can result in prevention of serious health problems, better recoveries and fewer re-hospitalizations. For more information on NHRMC Home Care, visit https://www.nhrmc.org/services/home-care.